With the release or Marlaena Moore’s next full length project, GAZE, out on May 6th, we’re excited to have her return to 9910! Before we bring the house down at the Canadian indie rocker's album release party this Saturday, we thought we would give you a primer on her label, Sweety Pie Records, her latest track, and some of the other acts performing that night.
Sweety Pie Records, the name of which stems from the collective’s decision to promote inclusivity and a welcoming atmosphere within their events, began when Marlaena teamed up with Andy Mulcair, known better to some as Gender Poutine, and a handful of other friends as a way for them to release their music. Now with a trio of releases under their belts, Sweety Pie and their roster have big plans to populate Edmonton with their eclectic sounds.
One of the highlights on Marlaena’s latest release, “24 Hour Drugstore,” serves as an ode to ol’ faithful. Going through tough times in the middle of the night? Need a late night snack? There’s a good chance that you’ll find what you need at this neon paradise.
While it may be deemed cold and hollow by some, for Moore, it’s a safe haven where you’ll find “birth control and tinsel, rubbing alcohol, and other cheap thrills.” The track’s reverb heavy guitars and downtrodden vocals make this one worth having on loop as you head back to get the goods from your go-to drugstore.
Besides Marlaena’s album release, we’ll also have Edmonton favourite Power Buddies performing. Nolan Bosser and Dustin Sebzdan's garage rock two-piece brings together raw, unfiltered guitars of the past with a high energy, catchy sound. Most recently, the duo became a trio when vocalist and guitarist Cassia Hardy joined the group.
Power Buddies was also featured on Sweetie Pie Records: Edmonton Volume One, a compilation highlighting the label’s talents that was released last November. Expect Power Buddies to drop some new tunes in the months to come as well as a cross Canadian tour this summer.
Also on the bill is the ethereal Conjure. Best described as "drone folk," you'll be hooked on the Edmonton-based artist after only one listen. Make sure you check out her Bandcamp page before the show!
Do you have your tickets to the the show? If not, what are you waiting for? Head over to Blackbyrd Myoozik or Foosh to grab your tickets before the show for $12; you can also get them at the door at 9110 for $15. Let us know if you’re going by leaving us a message via Facebook or Twitter!